Opening a custodial investment account for children Parents can open brokerage accounts for their children and get tax breaks, according to The Motley Fool. Custodial accounts are so named because they are opened in the name of the parent and will remain under their control until the child turns 18 or 21 (depending on the [...]

2018-07-31T15:07:32+00:00July 31st, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Electrical safety around swimming pools

Everyone knows water and electricity don’t mix, but pool owners have a particular reason to be concerned. In North Carolina, a 17-year-old lifeguard drowned in 2016 when a faulty grounding wire electrified a pool. The wiring had not been inspected for years. Built-in pool lights, pumps and wiring are engineered to guard against electrification of [...]

2018-07-31T15:06:32+00:00July 31st, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

For grads: Best places to start career

Congratulations to this year’s grads who have left academia just when the economy is booming, employers are hiring, and unemployment is historically low. The question is where to start the new career. A new study by WalletHub ranks 180 cities based on 27 metrics, including number of entry-level jobs, average salary, housing affordability, and friendliness to [...]

2018-07-31T15:05:56+00:00July 31st, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Hiking the scenic Appalachian Trail

Want to take a hike on a trail enjoyed by about four million people a year? Want to explore a footpath that stretches through 14 eastern states from Georgia to Maine? Then consider walking the great A.T., the Appalachian Trail. It runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is [...]

2018-07-31T14:58:01+00:00July 31st, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Carpet Beetles

What are the facts? Carpet beetles deserve to rank near the top of your list of uninvited guests. These ovalshaped flying insects can ruin your carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, and clothing as well as cause irritating dermatitis in children and sensitive adults. These are unwelcome guests you really want to “show the door” as quickly [...]

2018-07-02T14:33:19+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Carpet, Newsletter Articles|

BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwiches

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons celery salt 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon onion salt 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 3 pounds beef brisket 1 cup Russian dressing 1 cup hickory-flavored barbeque sauce Directions: Mix celery salt, black pepper, salt, garlic salt, and onion salt in a small bowl; [...]

2018-07-02T14:30:25+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

A Celebration of Independence

  As we consider the dramatic words of the Declaration of Independence, we wonder whether the writers knew the long-range impact of their words. Did they see a great nation emerge from a vision of independence? We think they did. How many times have you personally marveled at the wisdom of these national founders? They [...]

2018-07-02T14:34:04+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Stay safe using free Wi-Fi

Hackers are lurking on free wi-fi connections because if it is free to you, it is free to them. They can gather your passwords from any account you log into from social sites to your bank. Stay safe using these free wi-fi guidelines: Never log in to your bank account or make payment for anything. [...]

2018-07-02T14:22:21+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|


Stock rewards as a loyalty program A new kind of loyalty program gives customers $1 worth of stock in a company every time they spend $100. That is thanks to a new company, Bumped. The company, the first of its kind, lets shoppers choose their favorite companies from different categories. The idea is that if [...]

2018-07-02T14:20:12+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

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